The Idiot Abroad Part II: Baby Trump descends on England, and so does a blimp


Threatening looking Trump Baby Balloon

The Idiot Abroad Part Two. Donald Trump left Brussels yesterday after causing absolute chaos at the NATO meeting. Our historic European alliances are in tatters, and Putin got what he wanted: a significantly weakened NATO. Funny how that works out, huh? Putin keeps a checklist and Trump keeps doing everything on Putin’s list. The Trump presidency might have been the best money Russia ever spent. Next up on Putin’s checklist was a deterioration of the British-American “special relationship,” yet another historic alliance. To be fair, Theresa May and Donald Trump already had a strained relationship before this week, and the special relationship was already in tatters too. But then Trump gave an unhinged interview to The Sun in which he lied about a million times and directly insulted May’s government, especially about the handling of Brexit. You can read the piece here – I’m not going to excerpt anything because it’s too depressing.

Meanwhile, the protests in London continue and I’m including some of the photos of the “Baby Trump” blimp. The blimp is good, but honestly… it actually flatters him a little bit? His skin’s not that tight and he’s actually a lot more orange than that. The Washington Post did a run through of Trump’s complete British itinerary, and it sounds like May is (wisely) keeping Trump out of London as much as possible, and away from seeing the huge protests. According to the WaPo, Trump was fine with that – the White House apparently made very few demands about where to go and who to see, and the White House didn’t even specifically request a meeting with the Queen. The Queen, it seemed, volunteered to have Trump over to Windsor Castle. The Prime Minister’s office seems to know Trump well enough to know that he’s only interested in the glitz and glamour and nothing else. Here’s what WaPo says about today’s meeting with the Queen:

The royals do not comment on politics, so there is unlikely to be any definitive public verdict on Trump’s visit with Elizabeth Friday. “The queen will know full well that he’s a big tweeter so she’ll be even more cautious as to what she says,” said Dickie Arbiter, the former press secretary for Elizabeth.

Tina Brown, an editor and author of books including “The Diana Chronicles,” said the queen, a deft mimic in private, is likely to be “quite amused” by Trump.

“She sits there looking plain in her poker face and no one knows what she’s thinking behind the mask,” Brown said. “But when she gets looser with friends, she loves to send people up.” The real estate magnate turned president, Brown added, will enjoy being in a “real live palace,” but may find Windsor lacking, at least in terms of his own showy preferences.

“Windsor Castle is a wonderful, old, extraordinary, grand castle, but it isn’t at all flashy,” she said. “English castles are often cold and drafty, and I think his attitude will be quite appraising of the fixtures and fittings, which is something the queen has never cared about.”

The best outcome, Brown concluded, may be a respectful and brief visit — just the latest chapter in Trump’s tangles with the monarchy.

“I think idea is flash him a few coronets and get him out of town, because he’s something of toxic guest at this moment and Theresa May has better things to do right now than expose herself to more bad press,” Brown said. “They’ll do this as fast and as well as they possibly can and then breathe a sigh of relief when he exits in an orange cloud.”

[From WaPo]

Oh God… Trump is going to tweet about the Queen, isn’t he? He’s going to make some deranged claim about giving the Queen a MAGA hat and the palace will be forced to issue a denial. I’m sorry, Britain. I’m so, so sorry about all of this.

President of the United States Donald Trump visits the United Kingdom

President of the United States Donald Trump visits the United Kingdom

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  1. Anna nuttall says:

    I wish I was at the march today and i’m so proud of everyone participating. We just need May to grow a pair and to stand up to Trump.

  2. BlueSky says:

    Liz,girl, I am so sorry.

  3. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    On Boris Johnson: “Well, I am not pitting one against the other. I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. I think he’s got what it takes.”

    It’s a set up. He really can’t handle women in power.

    • Rachael Prest says:

      Also, Boris doesn’t have what it takes. He’s a complete buffoon.

    • noonoo says:

      I agree Surely. He doesn’t like to think women in power could be on an equal footing with him so he seeks to undermine them whilst banging on about how great and powerful America is (if he can’t undermine the women then why not resort to the old toddler attitude of ‘my country’s bigger than yours’). Look at how he acted with Angela Merkel!

    • Mara says:

      I’m getting a bit worried that attitudes to Trump are beginning to normalise.
      When he was first elected I didn’t know anyone in the UK who did not despise him but yesterday two of my colleagues said that although they disliked him, they were impressed that he seemed to have done everything he said he would (Ha!). And these were intelligent grown women (one black, one white if race has got anything to do with it.)
      Some of the headlines in the UK this morning were also worryingly not exactly anti-Trump.
      Is anyone else finding this? We need to get this guy gone as soon as possible before he infects anyone else.

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        I find some people kind of just shrug at what he does, like he has pulled so much $hit people are at $hit saturation point and stuff is just passing them by, that is the scenario here in my corner of Ireland and honestly I am terrified by what his legacy will be, it will impact everyone.

      • Darla says:

        Yes, he has been normalized by the american press from day 1, and I guess that is spreading.

      • Jaii says:

        This very much so!! My best friend and future sister in law turned around last night and said “well at least he gets s*** done, unlike May” and I was absolutely gobsmacked. I thought at first it was genuine nievety so tried to explain about the Muslim ban. How if me and parents were refugees now going to the States, and not welcomed here to the UK nearly 20 years ago what would have happened to us . Had no effect she still stuck by it even when her brother and I showed his links to the KKK , now this is a woman married to a black man with 3 mixed race children… i have never questioned our friendship up until now … I just don’t understand it 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • magnoliarose says:

      I think it is because Putin wants a hard Brexit to finish off the UK for good. Already after Brexit the UK will be severely compromised and dependent on whoever will establish trade but with a hard Brexit, the economy will be in such a disaster that Scotland will be forced to vote for Independence to save themselves.
      Brexiteers are as dumb as Deplorables. 45 will be gone one day but this Brexit vote is a lot more serious. And that is saying something.

      • Darla says:

        Yeah, I think Brexit would be getting a lot more attention as a huge, historic disaster, were it not for the Trump card America pulled.

      • Clare says:

        Magnolia – I think you’re right and I feel so very sad.

        Watched the joke of a press conference with the two buffoons this afternoon and its just sick.

      • magnoliarose says:

        It makes me sad. There is so much to love about the UK and I have a lifetime of great memories and so many loved ones there that it feels personal. Not as much as 45 but close.

      • jwoolman says:

        Brexit seems so baffling to me, but I’m not British so take this all with a bucket of salt. Still, as an American, I would think the future of the U.K. is with Europe and not with the USA.

        My country is an empire in decline. Most of our tax money is wasted on wars and paying for past wars. Our military budget is far more than the sum total of all military budgets in the entire rest of the world but our war veterans (an endlessly growing stream of them, since we’ve been at war continuously since the early 1940s) have benefits cut to pay for current wars. Military spending is pretty much a dead end and today mainly goes in the pockets of the war profiteers. President Eisenhower saw this coming back in the 1950s and warned about how dangerous it was, but the military-industrial complex has just grown and grown since then.

        Even without the current ignorant buffoon we have as POTUS, I wouldn’t count on that “special relationship” with the USA to be so great for the U.K. compared with tossing your lot in with the European Union. The US will draw you into more wars and pointless military spending, but that’s about it.

        If we ever get a rational President again — President Obama had warned that for practical reasons, the UK will not be at the head of the line for trade negotiations with the US. It makes more sense for us to primarily work with the EU as a much larger market.

    • Mac says:

      Why doesn’t he just go all in and say Meghan Markle’s father has been treated very unfairly.

  4. IlsaLund says:

    Deepest apologies to our U.K. brethren for the orange shit stain defacing your beautiful country with his presence.

    I’m loving the blimp though. That idiot abroad has told so many lies and caused so much disruption on this trip, my head is spinning. But that’s what he does best….create havoc and confusion wherever he goes because that’s how he keeps “winning.” I’m sure he’ll say some stupid thing about meeting with the Queen. Too bad she doesn’t have a framed photo of the Obama’s on display when he visits…..that would get to him…lol.

    I’ve never wished something I’ll to happen to anyone, but he is definitely the exception.

  5. Snap Happy says:

    Of course he doesn’t want to meet the queen. She isn’t 22 and stacked. He’s so awful.

  6. Lotusgoat says:

    Dream scenario:

    The British has been planning another takeover for years. They get Trump into the palace, dispose of him, then replace him with an imposter. Easy to fake being a boorish ass for a while. The imposter gets close to pence one day, takes him out, and then America is once again under British rule. Once things settle down, they apologize and let us go back to how things were, and we have an election that isn’t a clusterf*ck.

    And we all lived happily ever after.

  7. RBC says:

    I can just see the Queen in front of a mirror practising her best RRBF( Royal Resting Bitch Face) and sipping on a G&T. One of her ladies in waiting knocks at the door and says the trumps have arrived. The Queen mutters under her breath “ Bloody hell, I should have just had the gin straight. I don’t have a good buzz going yet”
    Downs her drink, takes one last look in the mirror. Turns to the lady in waiting and says” Let’s get this over with, damm I wish Anne had been free to take my place”

  8. Lightpurple says:

    Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Barely even friends …

    Which Disney character will Melanie be today?

  9. aquarius64 says:

    London gets style points for the Baby Trump balloon and it is hurting his feelings. I am afraid the Cambridges and Sussexes will be called in at the last minute to come to Windsor for a meet and greet to see Trump, to soothe his bruised ego.

  10. Maya Memsaab says:

    Can’t wait to be at the Edinburgh protests tomorrow. I anticipate that Scottish protest signs will be wickedly funny and brutal.

  11. Indiana Joanna says:

    Drump is clearly, clearly a Putin puppet. His interview with the Sun criticizing May was horrifying.

    I think he will try to debase the castle just because. I hate this pathetic excuse for a human being. And his grifter family.

    • ichsi says:

      This did it for me. I mean, it was clear what he was from the beginning but now he dropped even the last bit of pretense. He’s a Putin puppet and it escapes me HOW there are still people who do not see the absolute betrayal that’s RIGHT THERE in front of their eyes. HOW??!!

      • Louisa Wright says:

        They do see it. They just don’t care as long as it keeps them in power.

      • notasugarhere says:

        There are supporters of Trump, the ones slogging their guts out in factory who think he cares for them? They support Putin, they see him as a strong and decisive leader. They don’t care that Russia stole the election, because they like Putin and wanted Trump in no matter what.

      • jwoolman says:

        Notasugarhere – The average income of a Trump supporter is $72,000, which is more than anybody in in my immediate family ever made. If they are slogging away in factories, at least they are very well paid.

        People with lower incomes voted more for Hillary Clinton. The idea that “economically stressed” people voted in droves for Trump is a myth.

      • notasugarhere says:

        that is what makes it so fascinating and confusing. They are people earning good livings working in trades, but vote against their own best interests (unions, health care, child tax credit). They voted for him to get a cut in taxes, while being unable to understand that all the other things he has destroyed will cost them more in the long run.

    • Nic919 says:

      Dump is a traitor and I can’t believe he has been getting away with so much.

  12. Clare says:

    How mad do we think the buffoon is that the ‘cool’ Royals (will, late, harry, meg) don’t want to meet him? I will bet money Charles refused to meet him, too, given his enduring love for the environment.

    Does anyone have a list of the business leaders who attended that farce (dinner) last night? 🤢

  13. Rescue Cat says:

    I predict Boris Johnson will end up being the PM. He and Trump will get on like a house on fire.

  14. Eric says:

    Dear British friends:

    Sorry for the inconvenience. We are working on it.
    Hopefully soon Emperor Zero will up and disappear like an orange fart in the wind.

    Sincerely,
    Sane Americans

  15. grabbyhands says:

    That baby blimp picture with the “Trump is a C*nt” sign.

    Now that is a great way to start the day. I am going to be busting up all day over that. I can’t wait to see the signs from the Scotland protesters.

  16. perplexed says:

    I think I prefer the boring fashion of the royals to Melania’s. She always looks so…shallow and vain.

  17. Thalia says:

    His helicopter keeps on flying over my office (too scared to drive anywhere) and people (me included) keep yelling ‘oh do fuck off’ whenever they come over..

  18. jwoolman says:

    I doubt Donald could damage NATO. They all know what an ignorant idiotic blowhard he is. Congress made it clear that the Orange Cheese stands alone in this.

    • Eric says:

      Jwool:
      Also the Pentagon has been feverishly phoning allies reassuring them that Emperor Zero stands alone on negative NATO comments.

      Ok…well…EZ stands with Putin…or kneels. Whatever.

      • Indiana Joanna says:

        So much a Putin puppet. I posted the comment on Macron’s Twitter account that drump is unquestionably a Putin tool and some day soon we will know the reason why. I got about 15 remarks from trumpers. Their Twitter profiles were littered with dozens of emoji crosses as their responses showed they do not even read anything beyond their Twitter feed.

        I just blocked them.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Twitter is full of trolls and bots. As is FB. There are so many fake accounts that it is better to just block as many of them as you can.

  19. Mara says:

    Just popped out to see the blimp and march on my lunch break as I work nearby. The blimp’s not as big as it looks (more like just a big balloon). I’m impressed how many people were able to get away to March on a working day.

  20. Jane says:

    It would be great if the blimp made its way to every country he travels to. Then for the crowning moment- have it shown at the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade every year.

  21. Eric says:

    I’ve heard a massive EZ balloon is in the works in the States.
    I guess Americans always believe bigger is better, but in this case I hope so!!!

  22. homeslice says:

    Baby Cheeto Blimp gives me life. Thank you to our friends in London for standing with us against this orange boil on the butt of humanity!!

  23. D says:

    That yellow dress is being besmirched by the lump of crap wearing it

  24. Wood Dragon says:

    Oh, Trump is going to either fawn sickeningly and preen over his visit to Windsor, or he’s going to insult the place for not being up to his standards. Expect him to lie about the Queen in some fashion, like how she really approves of him etc.
    Now if the Queen wanted to make a statement afterwards, she could make a big show of receiving Obama as a simple guest soon afterwards, huge relaxed smiles and everything.

  25. LondonLozza says:

    A friend of my Mum’s went to protest at Blenheim Palace last night. I’m super proud!
    It was very English with lots of booing and hissing.

    I suspect London town may be less polite though.

    Nanny Big Crown should keep the corgis at hand to nip at his big fat bloated orange kankles.

    • Sterkviking says:

      That is so great to hear. I have read this website for years and never commented. But I had to today to thank anyone who is marching in the U.K. against Trump.

      It is scary to be an American today. I cried when Trump won, woke up in the middle of the same night, and then cried again when I remembered what happened. I had never done this with any other president, R or D.

      But he is worse than I ever imagined. And it frightens me how people excuse his behavior and cannot see the corruption, lies, manipulation, and destruction of democracy.

      So, thank you, Londoners!!!! You guys rock!

      • LondonLozza says:

        @Sterkkviking … we Celebitchy readers from abroad know that not all Americans are like the Blimp Baby. But he does strike fear into us too, and I am so sorry that you feel that way.

        Baby Blimp gave a totally unhinged interview to one of our rag news papers (The Sun) and then cried fake news. British people may be polite, but we have a very low tolerance for bullsh*t.

        I live outside the UK now, but made a point of thanking all my friends who protested and asked them to give a loud boo hiss on my behalf.

      • minx says:

        You should comment more. We all need to vent and rage against this moron. It really helps.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Agree with minx.
        Talk it out. It also helps not to feel alone and know that strangers from different walks of life are on the same page.

  26. Shannon says:

    One of the classic signs of an abuser is that he or she will try to alienate you from your friends and family (your allies, so to speak). Of course I’ve read that, but I know now from experience that is incredibly true. So now it’s like we’re all in an abusive relationship with Trump. OMG. I just wanna puke every day. This dude affects my psyche in an awful way.

  27. Digital Unicorn says:

    He’s going to be pissing his pants at the thought of tea with TQ at Windsor, there r rumours that Jr and his new gf may join him as they r in Paris.

    His interview with the Sun was strategic, he’s aiming for the idiots who voted for Beprexit based on what they read in the tabloids, our version of the deplorables. Plus it owned by Murdoch.

    I saw that smaller version of the blimp in Parliament Sq and it was a vision of bueaty. There were many Americans there taking photos and mingling. There were a few Trump supporters there and they were getting a hard time, sadly it all were American, one was a white posh git.

    • Swackd says:

      Glad there were Americans out and about. Read an article that said the Americans were told to stay low keyed while Trump was there.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        That was just fear monger8ng from the US embassy, we wouldn’t harass Americans just because they r American. It was a friendly and non confrontational atmosphere, the tourist were loving it.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Ok, so I am to believe that the Brits would turn on American citizens? Like it is Beirut in the early 80s? FFS. That is a lie for the sake of the Deplorables. Make the Brit anger seem like it is unhinged and out of control.
        Well, I would just end all sentences with sooorry and eh? and pretend to be from Toronto. Perhaps clutch some maple syrup while wearing a hockey jersey just for extra authenticity.

      • Swackd says:

        @Digital Unicorn: I totally believe Brits wouldn’t turn on Americans. When I read the article telling Americans to stay under the radar I was appalled. My granddaughter and her other grandfather were in England last year and had nothing but great things to say about their stay. I have another friend that moved there about a year ago and always love seeing the posts she has about her various trips about England. Actually, you all have our backs better than some of our government officials.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Katty Kay from BBC admitted on air that her friends and family refuse to visit the US anymore. Many people she talks to have stopped visiting in the past year and half and will not visit again until after Trump is out.

  28. Who ARE These People? says:

    So many of these protesters are taking a day off work & he’s not even their president (though I think he gives a focal point for the shambles of the Brexit British government). Please, America, organize yourself a labour strike that will shut down the economy – stop waiting for weekends when it’s ‘convenient.’

  29. Beth says:

    During the press conference with May this morning, he didn’t stop the lying or patting himself on the back. Me,me me! He’s bragging that NATO countries will be giving more money, and it’s all because of him. That’s not true at all. He said the nasty Sun interview was fake news. Does dumbass Donnie forget there’s a recording of the interview which the world has been listening to for hours?

  30. Case says:

    London has my heart for so many reasons. So proud of my home away from home today.

  31. Giddy says:

    I’ve just been watching the protest crowd in Trafalgar Square and I want to shout a huge thank you to them, anyone who marched today, and anyone who will protest tomorrow. It makes me laugh to remember that when May originally invited the Trumpster (the previous cancelled trip) he envisioned getting to ride in a royal coach through the streets of London. Thank you Brits for giving him the welcome he deserves..

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      It’s amazing! Thank you Great Britain. He’s our disaster, but you have been unbelievable in supporting us against him!

    • Deens says:

      I was at the march today with an effigy of Trump but the head was a big poop balloon (the emoji type). It was great fun and lovely to see so many thousands of people united against hate. Office workers along Regent Street were waving and cheering from their windows and overall the tone was very much in theme with “Carnival of Resistance”! I look forward to seeing what Scotland rolls out tomorrow! With them, it’s personal.

      • Violette says:

        Did your effigy have a blonde wig on top? If so I was right behind you at one point! Bravo!

        Also there were many Americans also on the march from Portland Place to Trafalgar Square which was wonderful. Why on earth would Brits hurt Americans, what a nonsense. (Although I would like to throw eggs at Trump’s motorcade).

        The march had a wonderful, fun atmosphere and I’m really glad that I went.

  32. Cay says:

    I’d like to see how Prime Minister May is viewed by the British people after the press conference with Donald Trump. He kept going on and on about how great their relationship is. I’m not sure that’s the endorsement she wants at this stage of her career.

    (That press conference was a sh-tshow. Wow. Trump told lie after lie. But what else is new?)

  33. The Original G says:

    QE plays a role. She’ll do her diplomatic duty but she’s experienced enough to know how to do that without “giving” him anything.

    If in spite of the brevity and neutrality he goes to assert some predictable bad taste observations, I believe his cancellation in Europe will be complete if it isn’t already.

    I LOLd at “deft mimic in private.”

  34. Darla says:

    Twitter is abuzz – Rosenstein is about to announce a new Mueller indictment. Don’t know who it is yet though.

  35. Insomniac says:

    Looking at the Queen’s face, I haven’t looked that excited since I went in for my hysterectomy.

    Did Rosenstein time this presser just to eff with Dump’s TV coverage with QEII? If so I approve.

  36. D says:

    England the country we left has more freedom of speech at this point, great example England keep it up!!! Please allows
    Don’t abandon you you truly are our only hope

  37. adastraperaspera says:

    Rosenstein punching back! “We do not try cases on television or in Congressional hearings… We follow the rule of law.” Boom!

  38. Lightpurple says:

    12 Russian intelligence agents with links to Roger Stone! Indicted for hacking Clinton campaign, DNC and state election boards, stealing data of 500,000 voters. This is NOT over!

  39. The Original G says:

    Well well. High f’in five!

  40. Incredulous says:

    Also the hack occurred just hours after Trump, live on TV asked Russia for HER EMAILS.

    Ladies and Gents, your NO COLLUSION!

  41. Darla says:

    This is interesting:

    indictment alleges Russia “on or about July 27, 2016″ started trying to access Clinton’s personal emails. Which is the same day Trump gave his “Russia if you’re listening, I hope your able to find the 30,000 emails…” news conference.

    I mean, it’s not close to over. It’s not happening fast enough for me, but when it happens, it’s going to be something, that is for certain. They are all in this up to their necks, and not just the trump family, but IMO, some members of congress too.

  42. Jenns says:

    Who is candidate that requested the hacked info?!? Is that person now in congress? We need to know this!

    https://twitter.com/pattymo/status/1017807100158906368

  43. Helen Smith says:

    Right after the 2016 election someone reported the Queen’s response to meeting Trump. She said she would meet him because she has met every US president. Then, came the regal shade. Her Maj added to the end of her sentence seven though some US presidents are better than other ones.

    • Christin says:

      I watched a clip of HM greeting the Baby and his walking wax figure. My concerns were that he would overdo the handshake. Have no idea if he did, because his wife’s butt cheeks (fully outlined in her too-tight skirt) we’re blocking the view.

      Can no one in his orbit get appropriate clothes that fit properly for public events? I know it’s a minor point in the scheme of things, but they looked out of place with the Queen’s clothing perfection. She’ll have PLENTY to mimic and discuss.

  44. JenUK says:

    Did you guys hear about the “f*ck Trump” crop circle?! I live not far from Chequers and was sad that today that the Cheeto In Chief was in my town… however my joy was restored to find out there were also local protests and this lovely “welcome” left for Trump in his flight path from London 😂

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.indy100.com/article/trump-uk-visit-crop-circle-message-russian-f-word-aylesbury-8445331%3famp

    To our sane American Cousins; we stand with you and hope that you find a way to get his government out of office!

  45. Jerusha says:

    Was that a remarkably brief tea? Seems to me the Ugly Americans got the bum’s rush from Her Majesty. Way to go QEII.

  46. B n A fan says:

    The report is, he was given an heads up last week that this incitement was coming down. Now I’m thinking this is one of the reason he was so unhinged, insulting our friends during this trip and why those congressmen were so unhinged yesterday. Now we have to wait for those who were in the Dotard’s campaign to fall like the logs they are. It’s getting hot in here. After Rosenstein dropped this little beauty today, the news coverage dropped the Dotard at Buckingham Palace coverage like hot mess🤮.

  47. jules says:

    The protests are so fantastic (however tragic it is that they they’re even called for). Really proud of the Brits for voicing their opposition. He’s a vile, corrupt disgrace.

  48. liriel says:

    To be honest, I’m just like you, I hate Trump but having said that I believe the Queen is very conservative, not feministic so I don’t think it was as much of a burden for her to meet with Trump. Dealing with Diana was probably more difficult.

  49. Dara says:

    I don’t know if the entire list will fit here, but a WaPo editorial listed all the charges/guilty pleas that have resulted from the Mueller investigation:

    *Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is currently in jail awaiting trial on multiple charges relating to his relationships with a Russian oligarch close to Putin and the former leader of Ukraine, widely considered a Putin puppet.

    *Trump’s deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, pled guilty to lying to the FBI and conspiracy to defraud the United States, and is now cooperating with Mueller.

    *Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials, and is now cooperating with Mueller.

    *A Trump foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with various Kremlin-connected figures and is now cooperating with Mueller.

    *Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian associate of Manafort, was indicted on obstruction of justice charges.

    *Richard Pinedo pled guilty to identity fraud for selling stolen identities to Russians connected to the Mueller probe.

    *Alex Van Der Zwaan, a Dutch banker and son-in-law of a Russian oligarch, pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his work with Manafort and Gates, and was jailed briefly and then deported.

    *Thirteen individuals and three companies were indicted for their participation in a Russian scheme to conduct “information warfare” during the 2016 election in order to push voters away from Clinton and toward Trump, as well as undermining trust in the electoral system more generally.

    *And now, eleven Russian military officials have been indicted for hacking into the email systems of the Democratic National Committee and various people connected to Hillary Clinton, including her campaign chairman, then disseminating the materials in carefully timed releases meant to maximize the political damage to Clinton.

    *One of those 11, plus another Russian official, have also been indicted for hacking into the systems of state election agencies.

    Holy sh*t. To quote the article – “If the investigation is a witchhunt, it sure is finding a lot of witches.”

  50. Original T.C. says:

    Thanks British pals!!!

    With his attack on NATO, Germany, and the stzork FBI hearings Trump has finally crossed the line with the Pentagon and FBI. Both are now kicking azz and taking names. So many military officers going on TV to verbally protest his attack on NATO without the usual deference to the PTOUS. The gloves are off.

    He has gotten away with so much for so long that he doesn’t realize this week was the turning point for an important wing of the GOP- the military industrial complex. With his Tariffs, the greedy business branch of the GOP will soon be in revolt as well as the Mid-West farmers. The Evangelicals will stick with him to the bitter end though.

  51. why? says:

    It still feels like Mueller is coddling the Dotard, his kids, and republicans like Nunes, Gowdy, Graham, Chuck, Jim Jordan, and Matthew G. The Dotard is still sending this country down hill. I don’t know why T May keeps enabling the Dotard’s bad behavior. The leaders keep trying to play nice with the Dotard, only for him to stab them in the back. He did this to Macron and Trudeau. When will they learn?

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      It seems to me they are taking the long view. They suspect drump won’t be in office after 2020 (if he’s not impeached as more information comes out regarding US citizens colluding with Russia hacking of our election).

      These Mueller indictments have me convinced drump is knee deep in this. His Mafioso mindset would lead him to make deals with Putin.

  52. Teel says:

    PROTOCOL!! Not only did he turn his back on the Queen, he walked ahead of her when viewing the troops. Not only the QUEEN, but an old lady! And her freaking troops!

    Re: Putin and the closed door session? He’s getting a pat on the head by his handler Putin, and maybe a half promise he won’t abduct his daughter-wife. Maybe a discount on the loans he owes the Russian government?

    Thank you, America, for voting this asshole in. The rest of the world thinks you’re awesome. We’d like you to vote against in November, please.

  53. Anare says:

    Dear Brits you’re the best! Thanks for coming out in droves to protest the insane orange clown who polluted your lovely country. The baby trump blimp was an especially nice touch. Also the F*ck Trump crop circle. ❤️ Sorry you had to put up with all that nonsense. Especially feel bad that the Queen had to waste her time on that moron. We wish she would have ripped him a new asshole and threatened to lock him in the tower. Seriously we love her. Do you think she would take us back?

  54. Sarah says:

    There is so much xenophobia regarding Melania, the hypocrisy is insane! Had she been British you would jave declared her your own personal muse!!!!!! Eastern European women are very grounded and family-oriented, we don’t need this type of vitriol in our lives. I understand if you don’t lile him, but she has nothing to do with hos policies

  55. why? says:

    The press and civility democrats give way too much credit to the Dotard’s base and secret Dotard voters. When it comes to the polls, midterms, and 2020 election, it’s not the Dotard’s base they need to be worried about. It’s the bots/trolls. The majority of the Dotard’s base consists of bots/trolls, he and his staff have been guilty of retweeting those bot/troll accounts. The same bots/trolls who hacked into our power grid. The same bots/trolls who organized Trump rallies against immigrants. The same bots/trolls who impersonated BLM. The same bots/trolls who initiated and spread stand for the anthem and walk away. The same bots/trolls who have been trolling polls and messing with the results to make the Dotard look good(the polls that say that 58% think that the Dotard is intelligent, show an increase in his approval rating, and that Mueller is losing support for his investigation even though polls taking weeks before this show the opposite). The press falls for it every time. These bot/trolls hacked into our power grid, so why does the press continue to ignore the role they are playing in these polls? The Dotard will win in 2020 because just like the civility democrats the press is being reckless and stupid.

    The press needs to stop talking to certain reporters(Philip Rucker, Kristen W, Bob Costa, Ashley Parker, Maggie H, Micheal S, Jonathan S, Kelly O, Peter A, Haillee Jackson) because it’s clear that they are speaking on behalf of the Dotard. They try way too hard to normalize the Dotard. Tara keeps telling people that the Dotard is strategic. Nothing about the Dotard is strategic and it’s bad to keep letting her spread this nonsense because she was on the Apprentice and doesn’t want to be too disloyal to the Dotard.

  56. CSaves says:

    Best headline about the beloved Trump blimp yet.
    BTW, thank you for your ongoing commentary on the Trump administration to date – it’s well-researched, smart & clever.

  57. notafan says:

    Is T. May wearing a nicotine patch on her left arm? Just curious what that little white patch is.

  58. B n A fan says:

    Who is “A gross man, and more vile than trump in my mind”? Btw, so he had the Queen, 97 yo, waiting for him for 10minutes, what an awful, vile petty old man.

  59. Indiana Joanna says:

    On a lighter note, did you see the video of the Queen corralling drump like he was one of her corgis as he reviewed the troops? Someone put it to Benny Hill music and it was hilarious. The Brits were laughing at this moron who doesn’t understand protocol